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Join the leagues of SCAD visual effects alumni, who have shared Academy Awards for their work 
on such phenomenal films as “Gravity,” “Life of Pi,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Great Gatsby.” At SCAD, we set you up for success with access to high-end, professional digital tools and top-of-the-line studios and equipment. Our faculty include an impressive roster of professionals who have worked for the giants of the industry, and who are the visual effects masterminds behind the most iconic animated films of our era. Now it’s your turn to follow suit.

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Visual effects degrees

SCAD's fully accredited visual effects degrees are offered in Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah.

  - Atlanta    - Hong Kong    - Savannah

Student work

Madeline Pittman, visual effects, Out to Launch 2014, SCAD Atlanta

Hobbit Hole | Madeline Pittman View more student work

Launch your career in visual effects

Bryan Godwin (B.F.A., computer art, 1998), owner of Shade VFX in Los Angeles, shares his joy for communicating with audiences through visual effects while working on big budget studio films "Cowboys and Aliens" and "I Am Number 4".

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"At SCAD we provide personal attention and genuine interest in helping students thrive and succeed both here and after they graduate. Visual effects teaches fundamental concepts, not just software packages — this is absolutely key in an industry that experiences evolving software and rapid changes — and helps to develop adaptability in our students."

Deborah R. Fowler | Visual effects professor

Related majors and minors

Visual effects is an ever-evolving field. In order to thrive in such an industry, many students choose to pursue a double major or related minor while they are here. You can explore new perspectives, harness diverse creative approaches, and develop a unique, well-rounded style — all while earning multiple degrees.

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